Tuesday, August 9

Beach Bums

I  look forward to Newport all year long.  Tyson's family goes every year for their family reunion.  Some family reunion huh?  I'm not complaining.  The weather was outstanding.  The breeze was cool and the sun was warm.  To me, this is the perfect combination.  We spent a week soaking up the suns rays, playing Nertz, eating Pinkberry, Balboa Bars, Cafe Rio, TK Burgers, and more all week long.  I enjoyed reading every page of "The Help."  I couldn't put the book down.  Tyson enjoyed playing FIFA any chance he could get. 

Some of Tyson's friends live near by.  It was great being able to catch up with them.  We were introduced to Susie Cake's by Tyson's friend Bryan.  Next time you are in Newport go there.  The cakes were so deliciously moist.   One night we all went out as cousins to Pomodoro's.  The pasta was divine.  It reminded me a little of Trio.

Afterwards we went to Fashion Island and discovered these little pups.  If I wasn't already head over heals for my puppy,  I'm pretty sure I would have snagged one of these. 

On our night to cook we decided to head down to the beach to roast hot dogs and mallows.  The evening was perfect.  We sat around the fire singing camp songs and even busted out the old cheerleading moves.

Kiersten only lives an hour from Newport, which means I was able to spend time with her.  It was so fun to hang out with the newlyweds.  

You should have seen Jordan try to skimboard.  Tyson convinced me this year to get into the water.  The water was freezing, but well worth it.  I tried body surfing.  I put on quite the show almost losing my swimsuit.

Don't worry that I had three Balboa Bars while being there.  I am OBSESSED!!!!  Good thing we did ZUMBA almost every morning down by the boardwalk.  We even got the boys to participate.  

On out last night we ate at Houston's.  Another one of my favorite restaurants.  The artichokes and salmon are divine.  The evening was followed with shopping at the Spectrum, where I found my birthday presents.  

As you can tell Newport consisted of eating, eating, and more eating.  But isn't that what vacations are all about?  I enjoyed sleeping in and spending quality time with the fam.  I can't wait till next year!


  1. Looks like so much fun! Have to say there are days where I really wish I lived in Cali. Love your pics, you looks beautiful.

  2. What a great reunion! Glad you finally ready "The Help"! Wish we were in the same state so we could go watch the movie together TODAY! Love you.